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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Am i better off putting the 300W HEC psu back in? selling the atrix one and buying a 400/500W decent branded make? il possibly try my luck
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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by watforddude View Post
    Am i better off putting the 300W HEC psu back in? selling the atrix one and buying a 400/500W decent branded make?
    Yes..

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    It's not a hard and fast rule and I honestly can't recommend what you do with any conviction but I have always bought quality PSU's in the past and never had any problems however I have seen cheap PSU's take out (in a worst case scenario) every component in a friends PC except the HD which somehow survived. The FSP recommended earlier in the thread I have never used but it is very cheap and i have read nothing but good reviews about it.
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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Is the 300W HEC better than the 650W atrix?
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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Would have thought there would be more chance of it not working. im not really using big wattage stuff... do you rekon im safe for the time being untill i do purchase a decent one of scan?
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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Why did you upgrade? How long have you been using the the HEC? If it's been working fine then I would stick with that personally and buy something which should be much more reliable. Unfortunately as you have already used it and I think you have probably overun the cooling off period you can't return it for a full refund. In the end you may have a perfectly functional PSU in the Atrix which will work perfectly well but it's more of a gamble than using a more recognised brand.
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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by watforddude View Post
    LOLOL

    Am i buggerd then

    i baught this last week.

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...FUgTzAodtThArw
    You got that despite all the advice I gave you?? That PSU is worse than the HEC. HEC are not fantastic but are a far more reliable make than what you got!! HEC supply Mesh with PSUs IIRC.



    Check back to this thread:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...upgrading.html

    I told you about 4 PSUs you could have used:
    1.)Silverstone 350w - around £30 at Scan(was £22 on Scan Today Only)
    2.)FSP Blue Storm II 400w - was around £30 at Scan on Today Only(pointed this out to you)
    3.)Silverpower SP-SS400 400w- was £35 at the time
    4.)OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W - was £45 at the time

    Considering that a good 450w PSU like a Corsair VX450W can run a GTX260 any of the preceding PSUs would have been enough for your computers!!

    Here is how poor Atrix PSUs are:

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...rix_500t/6.htm

    The model reviewed was the Atrix 500T Extreme 650W.

    Here are the conclusions of the review:

    If you are in the market for a power supply in the 650W range, I certainly could not recommend this one for a high performance system. Like its name suggests (Atrix 500T), 500W is probably a more realistic maximum than the stated 650W. The efficiency and power factor are very poor and the failure of the unit to maintain the 3V3 and 5V0 lines at heavy loads, just reinforces my case. I should also bring to your attention a really irritating noise coming from the unit at high load - a sure sign of a stressed out low-end power supply. I am convinced this unit would fail within a short period of time if constantly loaded above 500W. The casing of the power supply got far warmer than the temperature of the air leaving the enclosure suggested, but with such a poor efficiency of 57.7%, this is not surprising. If you are after a power supply for a P4 system for office and Internet use, this unit may do, but do not put one of these in a high performance dual core system.


    Pros:

    * Quiet during normal operation
    * Supports SATA an PCI-E
    * Sleeved cables


    Cons:

    * Very poor efficiency
    * Lack of active power factor correction
    * Failure of the 3V3 and 5V0 DC lines at high loads
    * Internal power supply transformer buzz at high loads




    I just give up!!
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 08-04-2009 at 02:45 AM.


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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    I got everything else you advised to get like the Ram and a new Hard drive!

    i just didnt have enough left for a top PSU. so dont think all your advise was for nothing. the only thing i didnt follow was the PSU. so dont think you have wasted your time

    thinking about that i need to change my sig.
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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Ok seeing as this PSU is seriously that bad and i have better + more components in the computer now and when i have more monies im going to upgrade the graphics card to some in the 120 pounds mark what am i best getting, and dont worrry CAT ive followed your advise so far so il defo go for it.

    and i didnt go for the samsung spinpoint i went for this

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141471 it was cheeper and it allowed me to buy a new case aswell.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post

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